Haydari Recipe

Haydari is a thick and tangy preparation, best served with kebabs or pita bread. Learn how to make/prepare Turkish Yogurt Dip by following this easy recipe.
Haydari Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Rating 9.0 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 8
Calories Per Serving 92
  • 1 (16 ounce) container Plain Yogurt
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 bunch fresh Dill (chopped)
  • 1 bunch fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • 1 (4 ounce) package Cream Cheese (softened, optional)
  • 2 Mint Leaves (for garnishing)
How to make Haydari:
  • Take a colander and line it with two layers of cheesecloth.
  • Place the colander over a medium bowl.
  • Place the yoghurt on the cheesecloth and cover it with plastic wrap.
  • Set aside the yoghurt for 8 hours or overnight, to drain.
  • Scoop out the drained yoghurt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Place the garlic cloves in a food processor.
  • Add salt and blend to a fine paste.
  • Add garlic paste to the yoghurt.
  • Mix in dill, parsley and cream cheese. Stir well.
  • Spoon out the yoghurt onto a serving dish and garnish with mint leaves.
  • Serve immediately.
Serve with kebabs or pita bread.